Electoral reforms would not be consistent with the Constitution
Of 59 amendments to the Code of Democracy the Electoral envisages to raise, 3 would be inconsistent with the existing Constitution. The warning comes from the same political groups active in the Assembly.
Within the package of 26 changes already approved to be sent to Parliament, the Litigious Electoral Tribunal (TCE for its Spanish acronym) raises to “liberate” the judges of political lobbying and proposes that the plenary of the body appoints associate judges, who have the same powers and responsibilities of the others.
Instead, the CNE learned in the first debate about a reform of 33 points that expands the distribution of party funds granted by the State to national, provincial, cantonal and parochial political parties. The text is still waiting for the approval of the plenary before being sent to the Assembly.
The three proposals, according to Professor Santiago Guarderas and legislators Franco Romero (PSC) and Fausto Cayambe (AP) would conflict with the Constitution, in Sections 110, 131, 224, 226 and 229.